Berlin Fashion Week: The future of fashion - all eyes on fibre innovation

Berlin, 18:30-22:00 Uhr

Place: Embassy of Sweden | Nordic Embassies’ Felleshus | Rauchstr. 1 | 10787 Berlin

Preliminary Programme

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ingo Rollwagen, AMD – Akademie Mode & Design, Department of Design
of Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences

18:30 Doors open for registration, welcome drink

19:00 Words of welcome from the Swedish Embassy, the Swedish Institute and hessnatur

Key note
The shift towards circularity – an urgent need within the textile/fashion system
Speaker: Sigrid Barnekow, Program Director, Mistra Future Fashion

PART I - Natural fibre innovations
A sustainable fibre made from organic seaweed
Speaker: Sarah King, Director Business Development, smartfiber AG
Paper textile
From paper to textile – Design for recycling
Speaker: Lena-Marie Jensen, Project coordinator, Smart Textiles

PART II - Recycling & closed loop innovations
Blend Re:wind
Revolutionary new process that recycles both cotton and polyester
Speaker: Gustav Sandin Albertsson, Researcher at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
A way to turn used cotton into new fibres
Speaker: Richard Törnblom, Chief Marketing Officer

20:30 PART III – Informal debate during reception
Implementing sustainability into the fashion system – is it possible?

Networking with showcases
Entertainment by Duo Niklas Mascher & Nino Ruggieri

RSVP: confirm your attendance by registering at by Wednesday 10 January